I was unsure of what to write on here and so Genos has given me a few tips! Thank you, Genos!
As I am sure you are all aware Valentine’s Day is coming up. This means that across the world people will be giving chocolates and gifts to their loved ones and hoping to spend quality time together. Some of these people may have to use a bicycle to find their way to that one special person who makes their day better!
With that in mind I would like to make sure everyone knows basic bicycle safety, so that if you choose to travel by this mode of transportation, you and everyone around you will be safe on this wonderful day!
First you must check your equipment!
Is it clean and in good condition? Are you proud to own it? A dirty bicycle will make a poor impression on someone so it is very important that you make sure you have cleaned it and made any repairs of adjustments.
Do not drink too much beforehand!
A drunken rider can give a lacklustre performance and cause problems for other people in the streets and roads. The police may even become involved and a criminal record can make life more difficult! A small drink is allowed but save the rest for the meeting.
You must start slowly!
I spend all my days riding around the city to catch criminals and keep the peace. If you do not cycle regularly you may need to warm up first. Some light stretching will get the blood pumping and warm your muscles up!
This has the added benefit of putting a nice glow in your cheeks which your partner will be sure to love!
This cannot be stressed enough! Accidents happen and it is very important to avoid injuries! Even a small accident can change your life! Helmets are the most important thing and they come in a variety of sizes and colours! There is also other protective equipment available should you want to be extra careful!
If you go too fast you may arrive too soon! This may inconvenience the person you are meeting with. Remember it is not a race to the finish line today!
Think of others!
You are not the only person on the road! Please pay attention to what you are doing at all times so as to avoid injury and annoyance to others!
Cool down Afterwards you may wish to do some light stretching to prevent pain from occurring later if you have over stressed your muscles. As you may wish to go riding again it is important that your muscles are ready for the challenge!
And finally. Check with the host where the best place to park your bicycle would be. The wrong place could cause annoyance and embarrassment! Again you could involve the police!
This concludes my Valentine’s Day advice, I hope it is of use to you all and that you all have a lovely day!
Remember, even if you do not have someone special that day you still have your friends and those of us at the Hero Association willing to fight for you!
Danny MacAskill is a Scottish street trials pro rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd, born and raised in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. On April 19th, 2009 the then twenty-three year old released a five-and-a-half-minute street trials video on YouTube set to ‘The Funeral’ by Band of Horses that was to change his life. Filmed by his flatmate Dave Sowerby, the video got a few hundred thousand views over night and as of today has been watched well over 20 million times – the world went crazy for Danny. The video features stunts performed by MacAskill.
Today’s Daily Dose of Dead is the Bob Dylan cover It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry from the 9/22/91 show at the Bastan Gahden.
The boys must have been feeling in a very Dylan mood as along with this wonderful rendition, they also played Maggie’s Farm and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.
ITALTLITATTC was originally released on Dylan’s album Highway 61 Revisited. It was recorded on July 29, 1965. Some appropriate lyrics too for this weekend weather.
This was the 3rd show in a 6 night run at the old garden. Full set-list below:
Shakedown Street C.C. Rider It Takes a Train to Cry Me and My Uncle Maggie’s Farm Brown Eyed Women Let It Grow
Samson and Delilah Iko Iko Looks Like Rain He’s Gone Nobody’s Fault But Mine Spoonful drums space This Could Be the Last Time Stella Blue Sugar Magnolia
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Enjoy this rarity only played a few times by the Grateful Dead!
“Now the wintertime is coming, the windows are filled with frost. I tried to tell everybody, but I could not get across. I wanna be your lover, baby, I don’t wanna be your boss. Don’t say I didn’t warn you when your train gets lost.”